Most shared Facebook stories of 2013

Most shared Facebook stories of 2013

Most shared Facebook stories of 2013


by Jennifer King and Evonne Benedict

Bio | Email | Follow: @evonnebenedict

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 31 at 4:41 PM

Facebook is one of our favorite ways to share stories with you, everything from breaking news to outrageous events. Here are the Top 10 KING 5 stories that you shared most on Facebook this year: 

1. Skagit River bridge collapse

A major I-5 bridge span over the Skagit River collapsed without warning on May 23. Three people in two vehicles plummeted into the water. They were all safely rescued. It took nearly two months to put a temporary span into place. The permanent span opened on September 15, 2013. Many of KING 5's first images of the collapsed span came from our Facebook community.

2. Diver finds man alive after 3 days  

Shocking video shows the moment that corpse divers found a man alive after three days in a sunken tugboat off the coast of Nigeria. The man survived 60 hours in freezing water by breathing from a small pocket of air and taking sips of Coca-Cola.

3. Electra Mustaine performs with Jason Kertson

The off-spring of music legends teamed up for a great cause this year. Electra Mustaine is the daughter of Megadeath founder Dave Mustaine. Jason Kertson is the grandson of Rob Lind, a member of The Sonics -- the Seattle band that helped shape punk rock in the 60s. The pair sang in support of Operation Ward 57 -- a non-profit organization that helps wounded servicemembers and their families.

4. Woman live tweets husband's fatal crash


A Washington woman unknowingly live-tweeted the crash that killed her husband. The Vancouver woman is known for listening to scanner traffic and tweeting police updates. She sadly came to realize that the crash she was following involved her husband.

5. Jesse cracks the Costco code

Jesse Jones + saving money at Costco. Need we say more? Jesse cracks the Costco code so you can find savings inside of savings.

6. Niners ban noise

Seahawks fans are loud. The loudest in the NFL, in fact. And that’s too loud for a couple from San Francisco. They wrote a letter to the editor of the San Francisco Chronicle asking the 12th Man to pipe down.

7. SR-520 Bridge rocking (raw video)

High winds and crashing waves forced the closure of the SR 520 Floating Bridge across Lake Washington. An early November storm whipped water across the roadway. Troopers say as many as 50 cars were abandoned on the bridge, which swayed 4-5 feet.

8. TSA confiscates sock monkey's toy pistol

One of our most shared stories started with some monkey business at the St. Louis airport. The TSA confiscated the toy pistol attached to a Western-themed sock monkey. A Redmond, Washington woman retained her sense of humor about the situation, saying: “I understand she was doing her job, but at some point -- doesn’t common sense prevail?” 

9. Macklemore not happy with OKC Thunder

Seattle rapper and Sonics fan Macklemore was not OK when the OKC Thunders used his song "Can't Hold Us" to pump up fans.

10. Seattle and Portland rank high in nerdiness


Nerd alert in the Northwest! Seattle was ranked #3 for Nerdiest City in America, according to real estate blog Movoto. Portland out-nerded Seattle, taking the #2 spot. The rankings were based in-part on number of residents involved in: gaming, anime and Renaissance Faires. 

Compiled by Evonne Benedict @evonnebenedict & Jennifer King @WordSmithette